Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling at Kickstand Cafe in Arlington. We bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? Sign up Kickstand or fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a four- to five-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.
May Theme: “MOTHER KNOWS BEST”
How many times has your mother saved you from distress, pain, embarrassment, or failure (or caused any of the above)? Can you remember a time when you wished you had listened to your mother, or which you hadn't? Now that you are a parent, do you find yourself “being” your mother? With Mother's Day just a week away, perhaps one of our stories will spark a loving memory.
Rachel is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at Simmons College where she teaches storytelling, journalism, health communication, and media studies. A political junkie, she blogs at politicsinpink.com waxing eloquent, and at times angry, about feminism, politics, and popular culture. She lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, two cats, two lizards, and numerous dust bunnies.
Robin is an award-winning storyteller who has hosted monthly story slams in Boston and is the founder of Boston Comedy Chicks. By day she trains and coaches business executives on communicating effectively and dynamically with The Speech Improvement Company in Framingham. Robin is on a top secret assignment to create and mold responsible and productive human beings, hereinafter called by their code name — children. Headquarters has chosen her because of her varied skills and abilities. Occasionally HQ will test her with emotional outbursts and catastrophes. Her job is to stay calm and carry on. Her main weapon — humor. Her reward — the empty nest!
Mark is a computer programmer from Littleton. He started telling stories in public about six years ago when he ran out of relatives who hadn't heard that one before. He's won several story slams at the Moth and Massmouth, and he's been a featured speaker at WGBH's “Stories From the Stage.” And he counts himself blessed that he's occasionally invited to speak with much better tellers at great venues, like Fugitive Productions.
$10/online • $12/door
Order your online tickets here.
Doors open at 7pm. Storytelling starts at 7:30pm.
The cafe will be serving before the event and during the break.
Learn more about Kickstand Cafe.
Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Arlington or another location? Fill out our form here.
Watch Fugitive Stories online
Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017. Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.